Our intellect is not intended to be an end in itself, but only a means to the very mind of God.
…they’re here for a moment and then gone. At best they have “liftoff” power, or, to use a different analogy, they are like periodic flashes of lightning on a dark road, with no guiding power.
His life spells living. Your life or my life, apart from Him, spells death.
Every worldview has to bring together reason and faith.
To sustain the belief that there is no God, atheism has to demonstrate infinite knowledge, which is tantamount to saying, “I have infinite knowledge that there is no being in existence with infinite knowledge
Unless I understand the Cross, I cannot understand why my commitment to what is right must be precedence over what I prefer.
Love is as much a question of the will as it is of the emotion. And if you will to love somebody, you can. – Ravi Zacharias’ brother
We are neither just brains floating around nor just hearts bouncing about.
A worshiping community should be the fountain from which life flows and the ocean into which your efforts are merged. That is where identity is defined, refined, and consolidated and where continuity remains.
Many pray for the right partner but cease to pray for the right union–that they be one as Jesus and the Father are one and so experience the full measure of His joy in the relationship.
Without the will, marriage is a mockery; without the emotion, it is a drudgery. You need both.
Marriage is the harmony of God synchronizing two wills with the will of the Father.
The world is larger and more beautiful than my little struggle.
The denial of Christ has less to do with facts and more to do with the bent of what a person is prejudiced to conclude.
I believe God intervenes in the lives of every one of us. He speaks to us in different ways and at different times so that we may know he is the author of our very personality.
The day that each person willingly accepts himself or herself for who he or she is and acknowledges the uniqueness of God’s framing process marks the beginning of a journey to seeing the handiwork of God in each life.
To be able to accept the wonder and the marvel of one’s own personality, however flawed or ‘accidental,’ and place it in and trust it to the hands of the One who made it, is one of the greatest achievements in life.
Perfection, then, is not a change in the essential character but the completion of a course. This is precisely what Jesus must have meant when he admonished his disciples and us to ‘be perfect,’ as our Heavenly Father is perfect.
The first and foremost reality is that suffering and death are not only enemies of life, but a means of reminding us of life’s twin realities, love and hate.
God trained Moses in a palace to use him in a desert. He trained Joseph in a desert to use him in a palace.
In its essence, faith is a confidence in the person of Jesus Christ and in His power, so that even when His power does not serve my end, my confidence in Him remains because of who He is.
Only when holiness and worship meet can evil be conquered. For that, only the Christian message has the answer.
Starting at life’s cryptogram, we either see His name unmistakably resplendent or we see the confusion of religions with no single message, just garbled beliefs that plague our existence, each justified by the voice of culture.
Redemption precedes morality, and not the other way around.
If you cannot understand me in my speech, how can you understand me in my silence?
God has put enough into the world to make faith in Him a most reasonable thing. But He has left enough out to make it impossible to live by sheer reason or observation alone.
My longings, my hopes, my dreams, and my every effort has been to live for Him who rescued me, to study for Him who gave me this mind, to serve Him who fashioned my will, and to speak for Him who gave me a voice.
The service [Jesus] gave to humanity was given even when we least merited that sacrifice. There is a joy in service that transcends emotional temporariness.
God has disclosed himself in descriptive terms that give us enough information to be able to know who he is, and he has hidden enough of himself for us to learn the balance between faith and reason.
The primary purpose of a home is to reflect and to distribute the love of Christ. Anything that usurps that is idolatrous.
In our human imagination, we so often perceive our Heroes to be something larger than life. We exalt them in ways that do them a disservice….we convince ourselves that they are or were something essentially different than the rest of us.
With no fact as a referent, what is normative is purely a matter of preference.
The simplistic solutions of Deepak Chopra cannot stand against the lofty and deep teachings of Jesus Christ. Only in His answers will we find the ultimate hope for the human heart.
By the time I was a young man, I lived with two deep struggles: I longed to become a cricketer, and I performed miserably in school. Cricket and tennis were all that I lived for. In India, this was a formula for failure.
To be born in India is to arrive into the world swimming in religion.
You can only learn so much from books. You can only learn so much from education. Ultimately, it is the wisdom of God that will carry you through in the toughest situations of life.
Sometimes the very presence of God is barred by our presuppositions and our intense and constant desire for triumph.
Only through repentance and faith in Christ can anyone be saved. No religious activity will be sufficient, only true faith in Jesus Christ alone.
I am totally convinced the Christian faith is the most coherent worldview around.
I have always marveled that so many religions exact such revenge against dissenters. It only weakens the appeal of their faith and contradicts any claims they might have made that ‘all religions are basically the same.’
Jesus said, ‘Greater things of these you shall do…’ Become a peace builder, a bridge builder, not a destroyer, and the way you do that is through friendships and relationships, and through authentic character.